The Guardian’s headline tells you all you need to know about that: “Phone hacking at Mirror titles was on industrial scale, court told … One journalist hacked phones of 100 celebrities every day for 18 months, says barrister acting for victims including Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne”. There was more - much more.
“LUCY FALLS INTO ARMS OF ACROBAT”, it reads. The paper is the February 8, 2004 edition of the Sunday Mirror. You cannot see the by-line on the BBC video, but, as I’ve previously covered the very same story, this can now be revealed: the two names in the frame are Dan Evans … and Susie Boniface. That’s Susie Boniface as in Fleet Street Fox, who said of phone hacking “I’d do it for a minor shagging story”. And here we have something that fits the bill, splashed all over the BBC News At Ten.